8/24- Day 1 and did improve a bit as the day progressed. Wisteria 2 mile in 15:46 (7:53 pace). Splits were 7:50-7:56 so I held the pace well on the up side. I should be noticeably better by tomorrow morning.
8/25- AM- Struggled this session. 1 Mile at Vestavia in 7:57 and had to work to secure the sub-8 but I don't think I would have collapsed in Mile 2. It has become clear that the TMG is needed. Why? The smart money is on the SUOX drops opening up the methylation pathway.
PM- Spain Park 3 in 22:21 (7:27 pace). Pretty decent splits too (7:21-7:32-7:28).Wisteria is probably about 10 seconds slower than on a track so figure that my pace was 15 seconds faster over an extra mile. This is only the 2nd day and I did nothing different. I'll take it. New stuff will arrive tomorrow but the only thing that I will try is the Methionine drops. Maybe next week, I will try to go back on Thym-Adren. Faint glimmer of hope.
8/26- AM. Another Vestavia Mile. This time I was down to 6:22 but was not pleased with how I felt. Faded badly (3:04-3:18) and my last lap was my slowest, which never happens with me. I did increase the TMG from 1 pill to 1.5 and I'm going back to 1 tomorrow.
PM- Trak Shak 5 on a beautiful evening. Finished in a solid 36:56 (7:23 pace) though I did fade a bit at the end (18:06-18:50). The new stuff did arrive and I took just 1 drop of the methionine. Too soon to say if it's helpful but it clearly didn't hurt. I beat yesterday's pace while adding 2 additional miles.
8/27- Methionine drops FAILED. Just 2 drops caused a collapse. ACE drops also hurt. I may try the latter again but for now, it's on the shelf. I've read that methionine is B-12 dependent but the preferred form is methyl B-12 which is a BIG no no for me. Maybe, I will try Methyl B-12 in drop form but not for a while. I fell off pace after just 100 meters and just jogged the rest of the mile naked. No panic. I should get at least some clearance tomorrow.
8/28- 2 mile quickie at Gold's in 13:52 (6:56 pace). Tempo effort and not sure if I had another mile in me at that pace but I think I could have beaten Wednesday's 5 miler. Took just a trace of methyl B-12 with no ill-effects. No excuses tomorrow. I NEED a double digit run no matter how slow it is. NO walk of shame. I am just 2 weeks out from race day.
8/29- SUCCESS. Trak Shak 10 mile with the group though I pretty much did my own thing. Finished in 81:22 (8:08 pace). Pacing was fairly even with nothing much over 8:30. This projects to a half mary in about 1:46-1:47. Given cooler and less humid conditions and less hills, it's plausible that I could go under 1:45 in 2 weeks. Of course, it all depends on the pills.
8/30- FAILURE but it was not a surprise. I had been taking just a trace of methyl B-12 and today I took a whole pill, which ended in disaster. Just a naked mile on Wisteria.
Overall, one of my better weeks of the year. Managed 25 miles with 5 out of 7 non-horrible days. I will be doing some experimentation next week. I want to try Sparga one last time as well as Thym-Adren and possible PEA, which was low on my UAA test. I am going to do a hair test through a different lab because it is best to rule out mercury toxicity and lithium deficiency.